Albuquerque. Fun to say, even more fun to visit! New Mexico’s largest city, Albuquerque was founded in 1706 as a Spanish colony and to this day the rich history and culture can still be felt, especially in Albuquerque’s Old Town district. With awe-inspiring landscapes, rich cuisine, and lots of famous cultural attractions, there’s lots of ways to celebrate your birthday in Albuquerque. Here’s our pick of some the best things you can do!
Pinspiration is a DIY arts and crafts studio where people can come and make the trendiest DIY projects like home accessories, canvases, decor and more! Girls nights out, birthday parties, bridal showers, date nights, or even parties for the kids – Pinspiration has something for everyone! There’s a wine bar too, so you can indulge in a glass of vino while you’re crafting too! So much fun, and so much to choose from – check out our website to find out more.
2. Hot Air Balloon Ride at Sunrise
Fancy doing something a bit different? This truly breathtaking experience might just well be the perfect way to celebrate your birthday. Get the best possible views of the Alburquerque area without the expense of a helicopter tour. Head out at sunrise in a hot air balloon and watch as the first rays of sun fall on the dramatic landscape of the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande. Then land for breakfast and sparkling wine.
Head over to Trip Advisor if you’re interested!
3. Check out Old Town
For more than 300 years, both Native and Spanish cultures have been shaping this neighborhood. The Old Town is the site of the original city settlement, with old cobblestone streets, brightly colored adobe huts and the stunning San Felipe de Neri Church – Albuquerque’s oldest building. You can spend an afternoon wandering and exploring the old town before heading for a long (and boozy!) birthday lunch at one of the many fine restaurants, including:
High Noon Restaurant & Saloon – a steak and wild game-focused restaurant in a stylish dining room
Garduño’s – authentic regional New Mexico and Mexican cuisine
Level 5 Rooftop Restaurant – a rooftop bar and restaurant at Hotel Chaco offering stunning views of the city.
Sawmill Market – an artisanal food hall celebrating culinary traditions and emerging trends with a diverse mix of local food vendors.
4. Casa Rondena Winery
New Mexico has been a vibrant wine region for 400 years and the Casa Rondena Winery continues that tradition. With award-winning wines and a beautiful family-run winery, there really is no better place to enjoy your birthday than at this stunning location. With lush vineyards, beautiful ponds and flowing fountains, experience the charm and serenity of the oldest wine-producing region in America!
To find out more, you can visit their website.
5. Breaking Bad RV Tour
Any Breaking Bad fans out there? Then you won’t want to miss this one! Albuquerque was the home of the notorious Walter White from the hit TV show Breaking Bad. So what better way to celebrate your birthday than by touring the many famous sites? You’ll see Walter White’s house, Saul’s office, Jesse’s RV junkyard, Jane’s apartment, Jesse’s house, and lots more. Oh, and you’ll ride in an RV just like the one on the show! This tour was voted Travelers Choice Best of the Best in 2022, so you know you’re in for a treat.